Brodsworth Welfare to launch new era against Doncaster Rovers academy stars

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Doncaster Rovers’ academy stars will help welcome in a new era at Brodsworth Welfare this evening.

Mayor Ros Jones will officially re-open the Woodlands club’s refurbished changing rooms in the build-up to tonight’s friendly fixture between Welfare and Rovers’ respective under 17 sides.

Brodsworth officials hope the new facilities, funded via a £42,500 National Lottery/Sport England grant, will give the Central Midlands League club a major boost in years to come.

James Irwin, Brodsworth’s football development officer and first team manager, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment which means we have been able to upgrade the quality of our facility to match the quality of our teams and coaches, it is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club moving forward.

“The investment by Sport England into Brodsworth Welfare will leave with it a legacy which can be enjoyed by many for years to come.

“There has always been a strong sporting tradition in the area and this money is an investment in young people for today and the future.”

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7pm. Entry is free.

The new facilities will be opened by the mayor at around 6pm.

Brodsworth’s development off the field has been matched by improvement on it. They have moved clear of danger at the foot of the Central Midlands League by winning four of their last five league games.

Joe McIntosh (2) and Shane Carver found the net in an impressive 3-0 win at home to Phoenix FC on Saturday.